This is the very best thing ever
Just about the most important thing I’ve seen recently.
Wise words from Mr. Gaiman.
You’re most welcome, kind anon! (I’m still debating whether I’m qualified to make tutorials, but glad it was helpful :)
Tumblr wouldn’t let me put many of pics in my answer to this so I had to create a separate post, but here ya go!
It’s really easy! Here’s how I usually go about it:
1. Scan drawing and open it in Photoshop.
2. Double click on layer and click okay in the box that pops up. This unlocks the layer so you can edit it.
3. Set the layer mode to “multiply” (this basically allows the layer to blend with any colors on a layer beneath it.)
4. OPTIONAL STEP: If drawing has a weird tint, go to to Image > Adjustments > Black and White, and click okay.
5. Go to Image > Adjustments > Levels (or just type ctrl + L). Then just play around with the levels until you get something that looks nice. You basically pull the white arrow towards the center to whiten white areas and get rid of sketchy lines, pull the black arrow toward the center to darken dark lines, and move the grey arrow around to adjust midtones. (All this can be done using Curves as well, but I find levels more straight-forward.)
6. Create a new layer of whatever color you like underneath the first layer. I usually just go with white to start out with.
7. Erase all the pesky sketchy lines that are still there, fix proportions and make corrections to your heart’s content, even draw back on top of the line art if you want!
8. Make as many new layers of color underneath the drawing as you want. I usually will do at least one layer of solid colors and one layer of shadows above that (but coloring is a whole other story, there are tons of ways to go about it. This coloring tutorial by Phobs is my very favorite!)
As promised, some more Razumikhin for you, internet!
This is one a drew a while back when I realized that the way I sketch Raskolnikov’s hair was getting progressively messier.
Thanks so much!! Nowadays I post most all of my favorite drawings from Deviant on Tumblr as well, but you’re right, I do have a lot of old C&P drawings that haven’t show up here yet. It’s mostly because the mistakes in them make me cringe too much, but I’ll go back and see what I can find; look for more Dmitri in the coming week!
(btw this is my DA page for anyone who’s new)
First off, I cannot tell you how ridiculously flattered I am someone would ask that!! You made me so happy that I freaked out and when I regained consciousness I seem to have made a tutorial thing. Yes I definitely do figure drawing, it’s so helpful! I mostly draw from my imagination, but practice with sketching from real life is how I learned to do that in the first place.
(Go here for larger image)
I also have lots more thoughts on the specifics of drawing characters and showing their personalities, so if people find this useful I might make another one some time!
Also THANK YOU FOR LOVING CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, YOU HAVE NO IDEA!!